Why Should You Consider Tooth-Colored Fillings
Dental Care

Why Should You Consider Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you have a decay that needs repair, Alicia Schraner, DDS, one of the best Yonkers tooth-colored fillings specialists, can help you. Tooth-colored fillings can help repair the damage and preserve your natural tooth. Repairing the tooth cavity needs to be done as soon as possible; if you are unaware of which type of filling to choose, Dr. Schraner can diagnose your condition and recommend the best option. However, tooth-colored fillings have exceptional benefits, compared to other fillings, that you should try.

The Treatment Procedure is Quick

When your provider diagnoses your cavity, you do not have to book another appointment; remember that the complication should be addressed as soon as possible. The tooth-colored fillings procedure works in your favor as it is fast with no pain. It can take less than an hour to treat one or two cavities. Therefore, you can go home with your fillings in no time, and no one will even notice you have undergone treatment.

You are given local anesthesia to numb the gum and teeth, their effect takes about ten to fifteen minutes before your provider can proceed with the treatment. Any infected tooth material is then removed and your tooth cleaned. A tooth-colored resin is then applied directly into your cavity and shaped to maintain your natural bite.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Aesthetically Appealing

The tooth-colored resin used to fill your cavity is tinted to match the natural shade of your teeth. This makes the fillings blend with your surrounding teeth structure in a way that no one can tell you had a cavity. When you are yawning, speaking, or laughing, people will only see your beautiful white teeth, which will boost your confidence.

You Receive a Long-Lasting Solution With Tooth-Colored Fillings

Depending on the proper care given to the fillings, teeth, and gum, you can expect about ten years or more without any thought of another filling procedure. The aftercare you preserve is critical to ensure you maintain your fillings stay intact for that long.  Aftercare includes:

  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Floss your teeth daily.
  • Attend your regular dental exam.
  • And go for a professional cleaning every six months. 

Additionally, you should avoid chewing hard and sometimes inedible objects like fingernails, pens, and chewing on ice.

Your Tooth Structure is Left Intact and Healthy

As mentioned earlier, the tooth-colored resin used to fill your cavities bond naturally with your teeth. This means that minimal amounts of your natural tooth structure are required to be removed, unlike other types of fillings such as gold fillings or silver amalgam. Meaning your condition can be conservatively treated while your natural structure is maintained.

The Fillings are Mercury Free

Certain fillings such as silver amalgam, contain toxic mercury. Although the American Dental Association finds the fillings safe, not everyone would love to go with them. Therefore, if you are among those who wish to go with metal-free restorations, tooth-colored fillings are your option.

You can learn more about how you can benefit from tooth-colored fillings by contacting Dr. Schraner at Yonkers Dental Arts. If you are wanting to replace your fillings with tooth-colored ones, Dr. Schraner is in a position to offer assistance.

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